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Is the Data Warehouse Dead?

$850.00

Is the Data Warehouse Dead?

A New Research Report from The Information Difference – January 2015

Big Data has generated much interest and attention in the media of late. Indeed, several authors have recently raised the question of whether Big Data approaches, such as Hadoop, will pronounce the death sentence on the conventional data warehouse.
In this survey we investigate the current state of the data warehouse and examine its recent challenger in the form of Big Data solutions as an alternative. Is the new technology really complementary or is the reign of the data warehouse nearing an end?

The report has 25 pages.

Master Data Management Projects in Practice

$850.00

Master Data Management Projects in Practice

A New Research Report from The Information Difference – December 2009

Master Data Management (MDM) has received growing attention recently as an essential component of information management alongside data governance and data quality. Alongside this growth in interest in master data management, the provision of services for the implementation of master data management is featuring with increasing prominence in the portfolio of services offered by many Systems Integrators (SIs).

While many SIs currently claim or suggest they have extensive implementation expertise in master data management, there is little concrete information available regarding the use of systems integrators by end-user organizations for implementing master data management programs in business. We have therefore conducted a survey of both end-user organizations and systems integrators aimed at gaining deeper insight into the levels of expertise, experience and usage of systems integrators specifically related to undertaking MDM implementations.

Some 131 respondents completed the survey from all around the world, the majority from North America (47%) and Europe (30%). A high proportion (42%) of the respondents came from companies having annual revenues greater than US $ 1 billion. The respondents represented a wide spectrum of industries.

The study throws up some fascinating results, including showing the amount of effort that is needed to maintain MDM systems, how much effort you should budget for to deal with data quality issues, and what are the main lessons from current project practice. The report also shows just how happy companies really are with the systems integrators they use for MDM projects.

The report has 57 pages.

MDM Market Research Survey 2012

$850.00

MDM Market Research Survey 2012

A New Research Report from The Information Difference – July 2012

Master Data Management (MDM) is increasingly becoming a mature technology and successful implementations have been the subject of recent media attention. There is, however, little concrete information reflecting real-world experience. We were interested to better understand the current experience of those enterprises with live MDM programs or plans to deploy MDM, and the challenges that drive interest in MDM. We also wanted to explore to what extent the available MDM technology is meeting the needs of organizations.

We therefore conducted a survey, sponsored by SAP, which was aimed at understanding better the experience of businesses regarding their current MDM initiatives. The survey was particularly focused on “Analytical MDM”, which we define as the provision of authoritative master data for the purposes of enterprise-wide reporting and analysis. “Operational MDM”, by contrast, provides authoritative master data to operational applications such as ERP and CRM systems. The main findings from the survey’s 218 participant answers are detailed in the full report.

The report has 30 pages.

MDM Real-World Experiences

$850.00

MDM Real-World Experiences

A New Research Report from The Information Difference – August 2012

In previous surveys we have charted the adoption and implementation of master data management from its early implementations to the present. Over the past four years, since our first survey in 2008, much has changed in MDM both in technology and in implementation expertise and experience. In particular, MDM has graduated from a novel innovative technology to become relatively mature and accepted. It is increasingly being adopted by multinational organizations as a route to tackling their data inconsistency nightmares and delivering reliable and trusted business information.

This development has been accompanied by a wealth of publications in the media offering advice on how to embark on MDM projects and outlining what their authors believe to be best practices, but how reliable is this advice? It seems to us to be time to ask the real life practitioners of MDM programs to share their views and experiences. So, what is the current position based on the feedback from those who have real-world experience of implementing MDM?

The report has 24 pages.

MDM Select – Standard Fee

$3,000.00

MDM Select – Standard Fee

This is the standard or base price for MDM Select and includes the top vendor product.
Please note that this must always be selected for purchase of MDM Select.